Mr. McClauklaine's Scotch-Measure

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X:1 T:Mr. Mc. Clauklaine's Scotch-measure [sic] M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Henry Playford - Collection of Original Scotch-Tunes (London, 1700, No. 2, p. 1) K:C c|GE GA GE cE|GE CE c3E|GE GA GE cE|dB2 D2D2 EF| GFED CD EC|DE FD GE AF|EG FA Gc Bd|c2C2C2|| cd|efga ge dc|ge cg ec ge|ce ge dc BA|B2G2G2 AB| cA FA dB GB|ec Ac ge dg|agfe defg|e2c2c2||



MR. McCLAUKLAINES SCOTCH-MEASSURE. AKA and see "Mr. McLaine's Scotch Measure." Scottish, Scotch Measure (cut time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody, a country dance, appears in Henry Playford's A Collection of Original Scotch-tunes (London, 1700-01). The melody is the work of Edinburgh musician John McLachlan, who was a highly regarded musician in that city in the 1690's. Little is known about him, but he is recorded as having played at least one concert in that city in 1695 and at an official function in 1701. McLachlan's settings can be found in the Bowie Manuscript (c. 1695) and the Balcarres Lute-Book (c. 1700)[1]


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  1. Evelyn Stell, MA thesis. "Sources of Scottish Instrumental Music 1603-1707", vol. 1, 1999, pp. 52-53.